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just to give you a sense of how beautiful it was, our daughter was married in that garden on june 16, 1992. it turned out to be the hottest june 10 in 75 years and there is one photograph that was so wonderful of all the men's jackets on the fence. it was just great. but yes, yes, i love gardening, but living now in a condo my gardening is restricted to my balcony. so just a few potted plants. >> we have time for one more question. >> hello. he had a feeling, but he was right.
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so i want to preface this by saying you are looking fabulous for 79. [applause]. >> thank you. >> she's looking fabulous for any age. >> thank you. >> but my personal experience with aging, and never really knew anyone, coincidently i live to someone over the summer who was 79 degrees and she was like you, vibrant and going at it, living, living her life. my experience with aging is my younger my grandmother died much younger than you and my grandfather is younger than you has to mention so i do not see a lot of older people who are kicking it and doing it. i know this is not really an original question and it's been out all the time, but what do you do that you feel like keeps you happiest and healthiest? >> i am with friends and i am with my dog and i have taken up
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playing the piano again. so those are the things that make me the happiest right now. thank you for the question. thank. thank you all so, so much. [applause]. it was wonderful to see you. thank you. [applause]. thank you diane so much. i've a feeling we are going to have a little standing standing ovation here. thank you. everyone please go to the signing. >> [inaudible conversation] [inaudible conversation]
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>> book tv is on facebook, like us to get publishing news, scheduling updates, behind the scenes pictures and videos, other information, and to talk directly to others during our life program. tv. >> here's a look at some others recently featured on book tvs afterwards. our weekly author interview program. shaka senghor weighed in on criminal justice reform and recalled his 19 years in prison. don watkins, fellow of the iran institute measures to relieve income inequality actually end up hurting low income americans. peter marx remembered the career of bob, who turned company around during the height of the financial crisis. in the coming weeks on afterwards, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will discuss how his political philosophy has informed his time in the senate.
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senator robert boxer of california will look back in her life and career in politics. also coming up, they will profile the woman instrumental in the space program in the 1940s and 50s. this weekend, the vice president of policy and research, tamara draut will talk about the new working class. and their potential political power. she is she's in conversation with "democracy now"'s amy goodman. >> we had a deep and long history in this country of undervaluing work that involves serving people and especially caring for people. we now have a working class that is much more female and much more people of color then the industrial working class. that very definition of who is working class is one reason why think we have seen a real disappearance of the idea of the
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working class in this country. >> afterwards there's a book tv every saturday at 10:00 p.m. and sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern. you can watch all previous afterwards program on our website, >> "listen, liberal", that's how it's supposed to be said, the!, the! it is important because what we're talking about here and what were talking about in the book is a sort of massive wave of a public anger that is out there in this country. it has been brought on, let's be blunt about it, by the failure of the democratic party. by the failure of these guys in a situation when the conditions of success were perfect.
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the book is not a collection of your standard gripes, complaints about gridlock in dc, or how appalling it is that our country so polarized. the failure that i am referring to is it bigger than things like that. with the exception of global warming and nuclear war, it is basically the greatest, it is basically the greatest public problem that we faced in our lifetimes. president obama himself has said that the inequality is defining china lynch of our time. that is a pre-sweeping statement. when you when you think about it, it is not near as sweeping enough. inequality, this word that we like to use is a shorthand of all of the things that have gone in recent years to make the lives of the rich so much more delicious, year over year for three or four decades. also the things that have made the lives of working places so wretched and precarious in the same period. inequality is visible in the rising cost of healthcare in college and the coronation of wall street and the slope lighting up where ever it is you happen to live. you catch a glimpse of inequality every time you hear about someone who had to declare
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bankruptcy when their kid got sick, or when you read about the lobbying industry that dominates the city i live in, washington, d.c. or the weird new political requirement we have that all of our candidates either be chosen for us by billionaires or else be billionaires themselves. so inequality is this euphemism that we like to use for the appalachian of the world we live in. that's right it's harpers magazine. appalachia vacation so inequality is about speculators and criminals get a helping hand from uncle sam of the vietnam vet down the street loses its how. inequality is the reason why some people find such enormous, significance in the ceiling height of the entrance foyer or the hop content of the beer while others will never believe in anything again. now, look. his republicans, force who bear
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the primary responsibility for our modern -- and i've written book after book after book. this is the party that launched us on this era of taxcutting and wage suppressing that we live in. they are the ones that made a religion of the market and fought so ferociously to open our politics to the influence of money at every level in washington. i think that just blaming the republicans and then getting back into the partisan war is not good enough anymore. i think it is time that we understood that the things that i've been describing represent a failure of the democratic party as well. look, protecting the middle-class society used to be the democrats holy mission. once upon a time they would've taken a look at the situation were in today, rolled up their sleeves and tackle the situation with a certain amount of relish. shared prosperity was once the
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parties high staying in defending the middle-class world that we lived in was a sacred path for them as they never tired of reminded us back in the days of treatment and lbj. to this day democrats of the ones that pledged to raise the minimum wage and the taxes of the rich. when it comes to tackling the defining challenge of our time, many of our modern democratic leaders falter. they acknowledge that inequality is rampant and it's an awful thing, but they can never seem to find the conviction or the imagination to do what is necessary to reverse it. >> you can watch this and other programs online at >> book tv tapes hundreds of other programs around the country all year long. here's a look at some of the events we are covering this week. tuesday on politics and prose
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bookstore in washington, former state department official kill weston on america's role in the world since 9/11. will stay will stay in the nation's capital on wednesday where cass sensing, former administrative administrative the white house office of information and regulatory affairs examines what star wars movies can to just about presidential politics, economics, and the law. that is that the historic synagogue. thursday modern editor of national affairs puts his plans for more united and prosperous america in new york city. also that day, we are in baltimore for actress diane carrero's talk about undocumented immigrants in the u.s. her parents and brother were deported when she was 14 years old, she has been named to an ambassador for citizenship and naturalization by the white house. next sunday we are live with author and publisher steve forbes on in-depth, will take your questions and comments about his many books. that is a look at the program'bo


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